Featured Story

Premier League Announces It Will Not Move Fixtures To Christmas Eve

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 20 / 17

No Premier League games will take place on Christmas Eve after none of the scheduled Dec. 23 games were "moved there" for live TV coverage, according to the BBC. It had been thought that Liverpool's trip to Arsenal was "under consideration to be moved" from Dec. 23 to 24. Instead, it will be played ...

Read More

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

More Stories

10/12/17
Nations League Confirms Division Structure

Wales' World Cup "misery was compounded" on Wednesday after UEFA revealed the national side "had been pipped" by the Netherlands to a place in the top division of its new Nations League, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Wales had been "on course to challenge the likes of England, Ger ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

10/12/17
A-League Clubs Threatening Legal Action

A-League club owners are set to take Football Federation Australia's board to court "in an attempt to seek an injunction" against the organization's final attempt to "push through its preferred model for a new congress," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The FFA board announce ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

10/12/17
Money Attracting Criminals, Investigator Says

The detective in charge of Sweden’s match-fixing investigation "believes criminal networks are using agents to put pressure on players to fix games," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. A former Premier League player is reportedly at the center of an investigation "into match-fixi ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

10/12/17
Football Notes

Qatari officials hit back  at the attempt by rival Middle Eastern countries to " take the 2022 World Cup away from them." Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut off ties from Qatar and blockaded the state, "accusing it of supporting terrorism and sowing discord in the region." Now t ...

Tags: International Football

10/11/17
Kick It Out Sees Increase In Abuse

Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out received more reports of racism, sexism and other forms of abuse in '16-17 "than any previous season in which numbers have been collected," according to David Conn of the London GUARDIAN. Issuing the details for incidents reported at all levels of the game last ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

10/11/17
No 4pm Christmas Eve Matches In EPL

The Football Supporters' Federation said that the Premier League agreed any Christmas Eve games will kick off before 16:00 GMT, according to the BBC. The group said that EPL Exec Chair Richard Scudamore told it that "fixtures will not take place at that time." Reports suggested fixtures including Ar ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

10/11/17
Football Notes

German former footballer Karl-Heinz Riedle is "part of a Bundesliga delegation currently in Jakarta to engage with Indonesian fans through a series of events." The former Borussia Dortmund striker "attended a meet-and-greet event on Sunday." Bundesliga Marketing & Sales Manager for Asia-Paci ...

Tags: International Football

10/10/17
Khalfan Speaks Out Against Qatar WC

A top Emirati security official said that the only way for "Qatar's crisis" to end is "if Doha gave up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup," according to Jon Gambrell of the AP. Dubai security Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan's comments come "amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the energy-rich nation and ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

10/10/17
Mexican Players Launch New Association

Premier League side West Ham's Javier Hernández signaled that the Mexican footballers' association (AMFpro), which was announced on Saturday, "will seek a fairer deal for players in the country," according to Tom Marshall of ESPN.com. Liga MX side Club América's Oribe Peralta and Chiva ...

Tags: International Football, North America

10/10/17
England To Stay Home Throughout Euro 2020

The FA, which has spent months going on a series of trips to Russia to look at England's hotel and training-base options for next year's World Cup, faces a "far simpler process for the next major tournament," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. With Euro 2020 matches being shared bet ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug